Sunday, March 25, 2012

Decorative Crochet Bowl


This bowl was an impromptu project. My favorite beach towel has seen better days and has ripped during the last cycle through the wash.. So I decided to tear it into strips and crocheted with it. What I found that the towel was so worn down that the strips torn while I was working with.
I did a sc stitch around a strip of towel
Plan B is to crochet with worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn) around the strips of the towel. I do like the results. From the picture it looks narrower at the top, I did not do any decreases, I believe it turned out that way because I used thicker strips of towel at the bottom and thinner strips toward the top.

The pattern? Here is how I did it:

Using worst weigh yarn, strips of a towel (or a sheet) and a G hook,
9 sc around a 1/2 in - 1 in wide strip of towel.
Row 1 : Now making a circle, making the stitch around the towel strips, and working in continuous rounds, 2 sc in the first sc you made ( forming the circle) and in the next  8 sc,
Row 2: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc,* repeat 8 time more
Row 3: *2 sc in the next sc, sc in the next 2 sc* repeat 8 times more
So keep increasing 9 sc until you reach the desired size of your base. Then you just do sc evenly around until you reach the desired height.

Some other things to keep in mind.When I reached an end of a towel strip, I overlapped another piece about an inch, or you can join the strips. I found I would rather just over lap the the strip. As I mentioned earlier, varying the width of the strips affected the shape of the bowl, this is something creative you can do with the bowl.For my bowl and a row of reverse sc and added a decorative button. Of course you can personalize the bowl anyway you want.

Add 1 inch slits to the ends of a strip

Insert the strip you want to add through the slit on the main strip.

Take the other end of the strip you want to add though the slit on the other end.

Gently pull through.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really interesting idea. Before I read the instructions, I thought you did a filet-like stitch and wove the towel material through it. I'm going to try it your way first. lol

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  2. I bet you could make runner rugs using sturdy fabric, or even an interesting fleece blanket using the same concept. Thanks for posting!

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